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Today's business environment offers ample opportunity for spectacular financial success. A combination of factors—globally integrated markets, technology that lowers the barriers to entry into lucrative fields of commerce, and substantial returns to firms' speed and agility—create exciting openings for talented executives and ambitious organizations. At the same time, the present environment creates unprecedented challenges for Chinese companies. A crowded marketplace, copycat competitors, higher labor cost, and slower growth are only a few of the pressing issues. In order to take advantage of the current opportunities and navigate the obstacles, organizations need exceptional leaders—executives who are forward-thinking, strategic, and of the latest trends in the global economy.

Taught in a series of modules offered in Boston and Shanghai, the Senior Executive Leadership Program—China helps you become a stronger leader. It will sharpen your ability to deliver value, drive innovation, and build accountable, high-performance organizations.

What You Can Expect

As companies in China aim to seize new opportunities, many executives are looking for new approaches and innovative tactics to optimize business performance and drive long-term growth. By taking advantage of this intensive leadership program, you will be in the best position to identify profitable growth opportunities, tackle novel competitors, and face personal challenges with increased confidence.

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As companies in China aim to seize new opportunities, many executives are looking for new approaches and innovative tactics to optimize business performance and drive long-term growth. By taking advantage of this intensive leadership program, you will be in the best position to identify profitable growth opportunities, tackle novel competitors, and face personal challenges with increased confidence.

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Your Course of Study

This program provides an immersive and transformational experience that expands your perspective and builds your leadership skills. The program’s modular format maximizes your investment in learning while minimizing the consecutive days spent away from home and work. Four intensive in-class modules—two in Boston and two in Shanghai—are complemented by professional coaching.

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This program provides an immersive and transformational experience that expands your perspective and builds your leadership skills. The program’s modular format maximizes your investment in learning while minimizing the consecutive days spent away from home and work. Four intensive in-class modules—two in Boston and two in Shanghai—are complemented by professional coaching.

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Who is Right For the Program

This HBS Executive Education program is designed for senior executives leading successful established companies from any industry in Greater China who are interested in sharpening their business management and leadership skills. It is the perfect opportunity for individuals from both state-owned and private-owned corporations who are preparing to assume new responsibilities or are looking to further their knowledge on how to take advantage of new growth opportunities both in Greater China and globally.

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This HBS Executive Education program is designed for senior executives leading successful established companies from any industry in Greater China who are interested in sharpening their business management and leadership skills. It is the perfect opportunity for individuals from both state-owned and private-owned corporations who are preparing to assume new responsibilities or are looking to further their knowledge on how to take advantage of new growth opportunities both in Greater China and globally.

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The distinguished teaching faculty is drawn from Harvard Business School (HBS). Through their research, teaching, and hands-on experience as business executives, consultants, and board directors, they remain connected to the global business community and make significant contributions to the practice of management.

Faculty Chair
Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program. Member of the Strategy Unit, faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—China" and "China Senior Executive Renewal Program," and faculty cochair of "Driving Digital Strategy."  Read Full Bio
Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance. Member of the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Units. Read Full Bio
Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Competing on Business Analytics and Big Data." Read Full Bio

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The distinguished teaching faculty is drawn from Harvard Business School (HBS). Through their research, teaching, and hands-on experience as business executives, consultants, and board directors, they remain connected to the global business community and make significant contributions to the practice of management.

Felix Oberholzer-Gee

Faculty Chair
Andreas Andresen Professor of Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean and Chair of the MBA Program. Member of the Strategy Unit, faculty chair of "Senior Executive Leadership Program—China" and "China Senior Executive Renewal Program," and faculty cochair of "Driving Digital Strategy."

Mihir A. Desai

Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance. Member of the Finance and the Entrepreneurial Management Units.

Karim R. Lakhani

Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Technology and Operations Management Unit; and faculty cochair of "Competing on Business Analytics and Big Data."

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Admissions

The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis.

Admissions deadlines are below:

  • June 1, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • November 1, 2018

We expect this program to fill quickly so early application is strongly encouraged.

Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both.

Potential candidates may apply through the HBS Executive Education website. Harvard Business School Executive Education also works with Aranti Capital, Harvard Business Review China, and the Pan Pacific Group as program recruitment partners for the Senior Executive Leadership Program—China.

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The Admissions Committee meets monthly, and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space available basis.

Admissions deadlines are below:

  • June 1, 2018
  • August 15, 2018
  • November 1, 2018

We expect this program to fill quickly so early application is strongly encouraged.

Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both.

Potential candidates may apply through the HBS Executive Education website. Harvard Business School Executive Education also works with Aranti Capital, Harvard Business Review China, and the Pan Pacific Group as program recruitment partners for the Senior Executive Leadership Program—China.

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Programs, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change.

In accordance with Harvard University policy, Harvard Business School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.